because the straw plane is in town! I don't know what you call this thing but we referred to it as a strawplane. Whatever you want to call it, it's pretty cool!
You'll need some heavier paper (we used 3x5 index cards), a straw, scissors or something to cut the paper with, and tape.
You will need to cut 3 pieces of paper about 1" wide and 5" long.
Tape two of the pieces together "long ways" and then tape to form a circle. We put tape on both sides to secure the circle.
Use the remaining piece to form a small circle and tape the ends together.
Now you have a large circle and a small circle.
Tape the straw to the inside of the circles placing the small circle at one end and the large circle at the other end.
And you're done!
Now is the fun part! Fly it just like you would a paper airplane but be amazed by how much better it flies!
The boys had to try and fly a straw without the circles to make sure that it wasn't just the straw that was the good flier. Even Dad was impressed and you know how hard it can be to impress Dad's! (Well ok he said "Oh yeah that does fly pretty good" but I'll take that as being impressed)
Have fun fllying!
P.S. I know I said we'd have science today but plans got changed and moved around. More science fun coming on Monday!